The Comparative Urban Studies Project's Allison Garland discusses urban poverty in Africa, where the rate of urbanization is rapid as is the rise of slums.
Paper contribution to the April 2011 seminar on post-disaster community engagement.
On May 9-10, 2011, the Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project, in partnership with Boise State University, convened over twenty decentralization and local governance specialists to assess nearly three decades of widespread adoption of participatory governance institutions. Authors Brian Wampler and Stephanie McNulty offer case studies, policy recommendations, and a new research agenda that will reshape our understanding of the role participatory institutions can play in improving democracies and public life.
Local Dynamism and the Governance of Washington, D.C.: A Study on the Scope of Civil Society-State Engagement
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Comparative Urban Studies Occasional Papers Series, 30), 1999. PDF: 126KB/20 pages
If forecasts hold, the 21st century will be the urban century—with three-quarters of world population residing in cities by 2050. In this set of interviews, two experts project dramatically distinct scenarios for our swiftly urbanizing planet.
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; 1998. (Comparative Urban Studies Occasional Paper Series; 14). PDF: 120KB/25 pages